This phish sent to URI alums combines the lure of a topical subject, the veneer of being "official", and the promise of money during an uncertain time, wrapped in an opportunity to provide humanitarian assistance. If you receive something similar, let us know and then mark it as phishing.

From: <>
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 9:10 PM
Cc: [ list redacted ]

​Due to the high rate of Coronaviruses spreading around the world... The United States health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) need the help of students to help our professors who are busy so we can all make our world a better place. The doctors need someone to help as a personal assistant and clinical practice internship person to help them make bill payments, reply emails and write letters.. No going out or anything will be done. Work from your location online with this doctor and get paid $700/week while we all deal with the virus and treat sick personnel.

Please text your Full name | Address Age Mobile# and email and you shall be contacted you for updates and job proceedings...

Regards, Dr P Canepa

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